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THE SEVENTH MOST IMPORTANT THING

by | Read by Nick Podehl

Children Ages 10+ • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2015

Nick Podehl capably narrates this story of grief, loss, and redemption. On a cold day in early November 1963, in Washington, D.C., Arthur T. Owens throws a brick at an elderly gentleman known as "the junk man," and so begins a series of revelations. Initially, Podehl's performance is marked by sharp tones and a strident delivery; however, as Arthur, his voice softens to reveal a vulnerable 13-year-old boy who is grieving the loss of his dad. Eventually, Podehl's entire performance softens, reflecting Arthur's growing self-awareness. James Hampton, "the junk man," is a pivotal character in Arthur's life despite his limited dialogue, and Podehl does well in creating a memorable presence that allows Hampton to linger in listeners' minds long after he's stopped speaking. A.S. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2015]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2015

CD ISBN 978-1-5012-5688-2 $24.99 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781501256899 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-5012-5687-5 $14.99

 

Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2015

CD ISBN 978-1-5012-5690-5 $59.97 • Six CDs

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